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Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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while i have my carbs out ...

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while the carbs are out of the way, and the monsoons have let up for a bit, i have access to what looks like a coolant temperature sender and an oil pressure switch. is there any way to test these while the bike is not running ?


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pull the temp sensor and put it in a stew pot on the stove 3/4 full of water.

with the burner on High, watch the pot.......... it will be the longest time ever, a watched pot always is.

When the water starts to boil, the thermostat should start to open.
206-212°F IIRC is the calibration for it.

98-101 °C is the exact range.
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winguyjo wrote: Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:31 pm while the carbs are out of the way, and the monsoons have let up for a bit, i have access to what looks like a coolant temperature sender and an oil pressure switch. is there any way to test these while the bike is not running ?
While I have never known either one on an 1100 to fail you can connect an ohm meter to the temp sensor put it in a pot of water and heat it, as the water heats the ohms should go down. If the oil pressure switch shows continuity to ground it's probably OK.
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hi, AZ

are we talking about the same part ? you mentioned 'thermostat' but i am talking about the temperature sender mounted on top of the engine with a single wire going to it. my guess is that resistance changes as the unit heats/cools. i wanted to test it while carbs are out because i dont think it's remotely accessible while they are in. same goes for the oil pressure switch, but i don't know whether that one is an on/off type of thing or if it has varying resistance .
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hi dave ... you answered while i was typing. good stuff, just what i needed to know, thanks !


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